Saturday, July 28, 2012

eat more bananas

The baby is right.
Bananas are good for you.


I work in a pottery shop
and a few days ago I found this clay baby and his fairly urgent sign.

 I thought he was a bit hilarious
so, naturally, I took far too many pictures of him.
I'm sure people walking by thought I was crazy.
But this is what happens when it's been a slow day.

My friend Pallavi works around the corner, so she's been meeting me for lunch some days.
We have ice cream (oh, you're not surprised? really?)
and she helps me assemble boxes (which, I'm telling you, is impossible to do alone. I can't work a packing tape dispenser to save my life....)


In other news,

I have some new stores in the works!

A certain wedding invitation is almost ready to be printed, but is still top secret at this point.

Had a funny phone conversation with Sarah (sister).  It went something like this:

Me:  "Oh, hi.  What are you doing?"
Sarah:  "Not much. I'm looking at the portrait I drew of you"
Me:  "Um, what now"
Sarah:  "It's okay. I did a good job. I'm talking to you and looking at you, so it's like you're actually here"   

Monday, July 16, 2012

He's a what? He's a what? He's a newspaper man

A good song and a good show 
for your Monday.

These two things, I love.

TV on the Radio's
"Dancing Choose"
 

and
Freaks and Geeks
Oh how I love Freaks and Geeks!

Why are all the best shows cancelled?

(ps. it has a young James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Busy Pilipps.  What's not to love?)



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Don't panic when a box leaps in front of you...because you just might step on a child


As I'm sure you've guessed by now, today I stepped on a child.  Or at least I stepped on the giant cardboard box he was under.

While at the grocery store this afternoon, buying asiago cheese for pesto, something caught my eye.  I thought I saw a cardboard box walking on two feet at the end of an aisle.  You should know though, that I already felt somewhat delusional from the heat (and my car's lack of air conditioning made it so much worse), so I decided I must be seeing things.  Anyway, a few minutes later I encountered this box again...only this time it was right at the door to leave and it wasn't walking.  It was just sitting, patiently waiting for me to pass, I'm sure.  I didn't notice it, or the boy, until they leaped in front of me....and I gasped and stumbled over them and out the door.

Oh, the things you encounter at a grocery store.

So, I learned my lesson the hard way.  Don't panic when a box leaps in front of you.  You never know what could be under it...you just might end up stepping on a child.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Etsy I Love...


...orange leather, vintage blazers and pastel oxfords.


        1.  Vintage Coleoptera Bug Print - Carambas
        2.  Orange Watercolour Print - The Joy of Color
        3.  60s Vintage Black Heels - Hemlines Vintage
        4.  Vintage Linen Blazer - Cotton Row
        5.  Tangerine Leather Envelope Clutch - March & Craft
        6.  Gold Ring - D. M. Designs
        7.  Pastel Oxfords - Goodbye Folk
        8.  50s Striped Wool Skirt - The Greedy Seagull Inc.





Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Little Lawrence Logo



I've been wanting to paint a little logo for the backs of cards for quite some time now.  So, finally, here it is.  It's Lawrence, the hedgehog.  I don't know what he's looking at, or why he's clutching his Rhubarb so tightly... 

 Lawrence is the name of every hedgehog.  Maryanne (of "Scaryanne") has written a children's book about a little hedgehog named Lawrence and I am illustrating it.  Our plan is to debut it on Ellen....the day that Channing Tatum will also be a guest.  ha!  We wish....

We're also collaborating with our good friend Sophie, who is super talented.  She is going to do the graphic design.

We're all kind of excited to have fancy design meetings over coffee (probably ice cream....or dessert of some kind!)  

          

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Tree of 'Life'


This is the Tree of 'Life'
It grows in the Life Yoga studio

 And it's one fast growing tree, let me tell you
It must like where it was planted
(and maybe my contribution of about 20 thumb prints had something to do with it. maybe.)


Carly, the owner, asked me to paint it a few months ago
and of course
I said yes

For you see, I am an energy exchanger

I stand at the door of the studio and spit out positive energy to anyone who comes in to practice

 Not unlike a glade plug-in




I am kidding
(but that is what my aunt imagined)

As one of many energy exchangers
I help out around the studio and keep it clean and organized
 or I get to paint things
 in exchange for free yoga

It's a good deal

I love Life Yoga
and I love the Tree of 'Life' too